Grace Maxine Gillespie, age 94, of Kendallville, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Gillespie was born in Dekalb County near Butler, Indiana on September 14, 1925 to Walter R. and Alta C. (Farner) Hose. She graduated from Butler High School in 1943 and married George Franklin “Jud” Gillespie on March 16, 1946 in Kendallville. They remained faithful in marriage for 72 years before George preceded her in death on November 8, 2018. Grace was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She had beautiful handwriting and enjoyed making cards from scratch and sending them to her family and friends. She loved crocheting and making crafts of all kinds. She was a good cook and loved to bake cakes and homemade noodles. She was the neighborhood mom to all the kids on the block where she lived for 74 years. Grace was a member of the First Church of God in Kendallville and she was also a big Indianapolis Pacers fan.
Son, Larry Gillespie of Kendallville.
Son, Dennis Gillespie of Kendallville.
Son, Dean and Michelle Gillespie of Kendallville.
Son, Keith Gillespie of Kendallville.
Daughter, Marilyn and Paul Carpenter of Kendallville.
Daughter, Barbara and Robert Deisinger of Kendallville.
8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jud; son, Carl Gillespie; daughter-in-law, Rose Gillespie; grandson, Andrew Carpenter; sister, Viola Houser; and brothers, Ralph Hose, Harold Hose, Wilber Hose, and Hubert Hose.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 17, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor David Hill officiating.
Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.
Casketbearers will be her grandsons.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of God.
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